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  • Experts answer the top six COID questions
  • There's a lot of confusion regarding the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Fund (COID). Some employers don't even know that they have to submit their Return of Earnings to the Compensation Commissioner every year. But if you don't, you'll end up incurring harsh penalties. Don't let this happen to you. If you haven't registered for COID, read on to discover the answers to six impo... ››› more
  • [22 November 2016]
  • My employee fell down the stairs after knee surgery...Is this an injury on duty?
  • Over the past few weeks, I've received numerous questions to our Health and Safety Helpdesk about injuries on duty (IOD). More specifically, when an injury becomes a reportable injury on duty. So for today, let me share one of the questions with you and what our Health and Safety Helpdesk expert had to say in response. Keep reading...You never know, you might be faced with the same situatio... ››› more
  • [11 October 2016]
  • Essential company info: Why must you register for COID
  • Today, we thought we'd remind you what registering for COID means. And its relevance to your company's health and safety priorities. Registering with COID is essential for the following reasons: Keep in mind that COID registration isĀ  a legal requirement, even if you employ only one person. Also remember that if you have more than one company, you must register all of them. You can reg... ››› more
  • [19 March 2015]
  • Besides being a legal requirement, there are five other reasons to register with COID
  • The Compensation for Occupational Injury and Disease Act (COIDA) says you, as an employer, have to register with the compensation fund. And you must do this even if you only have one employee. But this isn't the only reason you should register with COID. The truth is, there are several benefits that come with registering. If these benefits don't motivate you to comply with the law, ... ››› more
  • [07 January 2015]
  • Revealed: One thing you might not know about COID
  • You probably know COID gives your employee compensation if he has an accident at work. You know you need to register as an employer, even if you only have one employee. You know the Commissioner assesses business each year then charges them a tariff and you have to report any accident to the Commissioner. You might think you know everything there is to know about COID. But that might not b... ››› more
  • [06 January 2015]
  • There are three types of people that can claim money back from COID! Are you one of them?
  • The Compensation for Occupational Injury or Disease Act (COIDA) works to protect employees that have injuries, or contract diseases, at work. It basically works as a national workers' insurance. Every employer in South Africa has to register with COID. This is even if you only have one employee. Then the Compensation Commissioner assesses your business and tells you how much money you have... ››› more
  • [23 December 2014]
  • Did your employee's IOD result in serious medical costs? Don't worry, COID can help
  • Let's say your employee has an accident with a pressing machine. It crushes part of his hand and breaks all the long bones in his arm. To save his arm he needs an emergency operation and seven months of physiotherapy and rehabilitation. All of this leaves him with medical expenses he doesn't even know how to pay for. This is where COID comes in to give your employee a lifeline. But... ››› more
  • [22 December 2014]
  • Here are the grounds on which the Commissioner will reject your COID claim
  • When your employee has an injury on duty, you must help him claim for compensation from COID to cover his expenses and any lost income during his recovery. When you submit this claim, the Compensation Commissioner goes through a whole process to determine whether or not he'll approve the claim. The Commissioner rejects claims more than you think. During his review process he'll use these gr... ››› more
  • [02 October 2014]
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